Launch of a petition to maintain income after age 65
The Abitibi-Témiscamingue Accident Workers Association wishes to draw attention to their income after the age of 65. A petition was also launched on the website of the National Assembly for this purpose on December 18. The accident victims claim that the current provisions of the Commission des normes, de l’assurance, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail does not allow them to age with dignity.
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Yvan Arseneault is in all his states when he thinks of his next birthday. This industrial accident victim since 1983 will soon no longer be entitled to his compensation for temporary total disability of $ 2,908 per month. “They cut me all my benefits on the date of my birthday in February,” he laments.
Her income will be made up of Retraites-Québec benefits and a federal Old Age Security pension for a total of $ 900 per month.
The situation is different for people who receive the income replacement indemnity (IRR). Communications manager Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work for Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Yvon Grégoire, explains that their “allowance is reduced by 25% at the 65th birthday, we’re going reduce it by 50% at the 66th anniversary and thereafter, we will reduce it one last time by 75% at the 67th anniversary. This income replacement indemnity right will expire on the 68th anniversary. ”
The Association of injured workers requests that benefits be maintained, by deducting the amounts granted by Retraites-Québec and Old Age Security.
In a letter sent in August to the Association, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity mentioned that the Consultative Committee for Labor and Manpower was already mandated to conduct a reflection On the question. Minister Sam Hamad was not available to interview on this topic today.
ATTAAT will soon begin a regional tour to inform workers of its petition, which is also available on the web.